Cellulite affects a large proportion of women, and has a distinctive dimply cottage cheese/orange peel appearance. It is caused by the build-up of fat behind the skin, which pushes against the connective tissue that connects the muscles to the skin, thereby giving the skin its bumpy look. It is largely controlled by genetics, but can also be influenced by hormones and lifestyle, including dietary choices.
Cellulite can be difficult to remove, but the following measures will help to reduce it:
Since cellulite is caused by fat cells, reducing fat is a key step to getting rid of cellulite. Regular exercise is important when attempting to get rid of fat. To be effective, exercise sessions should combine cardiovascular and resistance training. According to Joe Dowdell, a renowned fitness expert:
“The real key is to combine strength-training moves with regular high-intensity interval-training sessions.”
In addition, following the recommendations in books such as Thin Thighs in 30 Days by Wendy Stehling, featured in a 2011 Daily Mail article, may be able to help to remove unwanted fat and firm up any problem areas.
A healthy diet is an important step in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Eating wholegrain carbohydrates (ensuring proper portion control) and filling up on fruits and vegetables, while ensuring adequate protein intake, will help reduce the fat stores in the body. A low salt diet is also important in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Ensuring adequate hydration helps to maintain and improve the skin. Cellulite looks worse when the skin is in a dehydrated state, so try to drink at least eight cups of water each day.
Sleep is important for rejuvenating the skin and refreshing the body. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep between 7 and 9 hours each night.
Massaging the skin will help to improve circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite. ANTI CELLULITE MASSAGER MITT BRUSH + ROLLER SET. Home Celulitis Reducing & Reduction Treatment For Legs, Thighs & Arms – #1 Body Brush Machine Or Fascia Blaster + Works Great With Cellulite Cream helps to expel toxins and make the skin more elastic.
Exfoliate the problem area(s) to help to smoothen the skin. Coffee scrubs such as Majestic Pure Arabica Coffee Body Scrub, 12 Oz – 100% Natural Skin Care Treatment Helps Reduce Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Spider Veins, Acne, Eczema, Age Spots & varicose veins, Natural Skin Detox help to stimulate the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Serums do not remove cellulite, but they can be useful by reducing the visibility of cellulite. In addition, they can help to tighten the skin. Nivea Q10 Energy Plus Firming Good-Bye Cellulite Serum – 75 ml does exactly that, firming the skin while reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Regardless of the outcome of any cellulite-reducing measures, remember that self-confidence is very appealing! Embrace yourself, warts and all, and wear your look with confidence. Because you are beautiful!
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